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Neath RFC

After narrowly missing out on what would have been a memorable victory in a fine encounter last week at Championship favourites Pontypool, Neath host Narberth at The Gnoll on Saturday (kick off 2.30pm).

Both teams go into the match with two wins and a defeat behind them : Neath have beaten Bargoed (34-20) and Bedwas (37-7) whereas Narberth have beaten Ystrad Rhondda (16-3) and Bedwas (27-26) but just lost to Bargoed (25-28).

Neath coach Patrick Horgan said, “We had our chances last week but that is done now. In many ways Narberth will be more difficult for us. They have a good scrum, a strong lineout and always give a good account of themselves so it is up to us to impose ourselves, keep our patterns and do what we do best.”

It will be a notable day for two Neath players – scrum-half Macauley Griffiths and No.8 David Griggs – who will be making their 50th appearances for the Club.

Macauley Griffiths is one of four changes to the starting line-up, winger James Roberts, prop Jack Powell and hooker Sion Crocker also returning.

Neath v Narberth (Home)

15 Lewis Evans; 14 James Roberts, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 Ben Atkins, 11 Aled Brew; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Macauley Griffiths; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Sion Crocker, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Sam Langford, 5 Jon Barley; 6 Jacob Blackmore, 8 David Griggs, 7 Owain Morgan

Replacements – 16 Josh Clark, 17 Gareth Lloyd, 18 Ioan Jones, 19 Nicky Griffiths, 20  Jon Bayliss

Referee – Mr. Gareth Newman (Abergavenny)


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Forthcoming Fixtures :-

Sat.    Oct.      8     Trebanos                         Away           2.30pm        League

Sat.    Oct.   15     Tonna                              Away           2.30pm        Non-League

Sat.    Oct.   22     Beddau                           Home           2.30pm        League

Sat.    Oct.   29     Tata Steel                       Away           2.30pm        League